youth sports

Freedom of Speech by James Leath

We a grow and evolve through life experiences. As coaches and teachers, we are in the adult-making business and need to show our students what emotional maturity looks like. We cannot blast refs at games and expect our students to keep their cool in the same situation. They are watching us, they are always watching us, and they are taking notes on our behavior. Is your behavior worth imitating?

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Winning Youth Coaching Podcast by James Leath

I was invited to be a guest on one of my favorite podcasts, Winning Youth Coaching, to talk about Mental Toughness in Youth Sports. It is hosted by Craig Haworth. It was a great time. We have a lot of the same beliefs about coaching youth. Hope you enjoy. Click here to visit the original site: http://www.winningyouthcoaching.com/wyc-031/

Here is the introduction:

Today we welcome Coach James Leath. James is currently getting his masters in mental sports psychology, has coached youth sports for many years, and is a student of all aspects of sports performance.  James started coaching when his 8th grade coach had to leave the team, so James took over and coached his own 8th grade team!  James played college football and played for the Los Angeles Extreme in the XFL.

The two huge ideas I took from this interview are both in the 2nd quarter – where James shares the secrets on how to truly be effective in teaching children, along with ways to improve your youth practices immediately.  James is the type of student of coaching we can all learn immensely from -  I hope you enjoy his insights and stories!